ST. PAUL (AP) -- Precipitation eased during the past week but the soybean harvest remained slow, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
Some farmers switched to harvesting corn instead of soybeans, while they waited for crops to dry out. Rainfall has eased up slightly compared to the previous week, but some farmers are still finding the ground is too wet to harvest.
Statewide temperatures for the week averaged 3.4 degrees below normal. Statewide topsoil moisture conditions as of Oct. 11 were rated 1 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus.
The topsoil moisture throughout the state has increased due to precipitation in the past few weeks. There were only 3.5 days suitable for field work last week.
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